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The Hobart Hurricanes have signed West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy for this year’s Big Bash League (BBL).
Sammy will be making his BBL debut, but is expected to only be available for Hobart’s first six games before he rejoins the West Indies for their training camp ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
“With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already,” Sammy said. “I am really looking forward to coming to Tasmania and taking part in the Big Bash League.
“I have heard so much about coach [Damien] Wright, he seems like a West Indian, very cool and an amazing fellow. A few of my [West Indian] team-mates might also be playing in the Big Bash League so I’m looking forward to the contest with them.”
Wright added: “He’s a really talented cricketer who can do a little bit of everything. He’s a great leader as well and he’s been captain of the West Indies for a number of years now also captaining the team for the T20 World Cup in 2012. Sammy will give us that lower-order hitting too which is something we didn’t quite have last season.”